Northwest RVing 

The Northwest RVing Blog site is hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Each year, MHRV presents two important trade shows in the greater Seattle area to promote and display the RV Lifestyle. We are all about RVing and hope you will enjoy the many articles posted here about RVing in general and about our upcoming shows. 

Winter Recreation

Do you think RVing is just a summer activity? With a little planning and preparation, you can enjoy your RV year-round even in the depths of winter. First off you will need to find a place to camp that isn't snowed in or closed. Mild winters in Western Washington allow many campgrounds to remain open. A great place to start searching for a winter campout destination is "winter schedule page" on Washington State Parks website.

Seattle RV Show

The 2016 Seattle RV Show offers more of "everything RVing".  If you plan on attending a RV show in Western Washington this winter, make it the Seattle RV Show.

Size does matter when it comes to RV shows. The show occupies all three exhibit halls and the concourse level of the CenturyLink Field Event Center. The combined interior square footage of the show is more than double that of the RV show in Tacoma.

Economics of RVing

Many people assume RVing is expensive. It can be, but it can also be very inexpensive. On the high end of the scale you have million dollar motorhomes and extravagant RV resorts complete with butler service and private hot tubs. On the low end of the scale you have very inexpensive trailers that can be towed by the family SUV to a free campsite in the woods not far from home allowing a family to have a weekend of fun for less than the cost of going to the movies for a few hours. Of course there are infinite

2016 Seminars

At the 2016 Seattle RV Show you will again find a full slate of seminars. Regardless whether you are just thinking about joining the RV lifestyle or have been RVing for years, you are certain to come away with useful information from this year's offering of technical and lifestyle seminars. Following is the list of speakers currently scheduled to appear and a brief description of the topics they will cover.

First off, everyone's favorite Gary Bunzer "The RV Doctor" will be returning to the Seattle RV Show sharing his technical knowledge of today's


In the last entry we looked at what boondocking is and isn’t. If you think boondocking might be for you, the next step is knowing what features are most important to look for when shopping for a RV to be used for boondocking

To follow is a list of features, in order of relative importance, for a typical boondocker.